- Associated Press - Thursday, May 28, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Yeager Airport plans to buy and demolish seven homes damaged by flooding caused by a landslide in March.

Yeager executive director Rick Atkinson says six homeowner claims have been settled and a seventh is expected to be finalized.

Media outlets report that Atkinson told the airport’s board on Wednesday that several other offers have been accepted. Yeager officials haven’t yet closed on these offers.

Atkinson also says airport officials plan to select an engineering company on Friday to develop a remediation plan.

A man-made emergency over-run area at the end of the hillside airport’s runway partially collapsed on March 12. The landslide took out a church and an unoccupied home, power lines and trees, and caused a nearby creek to flood. No injuries were reported.


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